Auburn’s Petpalooza 2020, scheduled for May 16, has been cancelled by the city’s Parks, Arts and Recreation Department because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve had many difficult conversations and brainstorming meetings, but have ultimately come to the difficult decision to cancel Auburn’s Petpalooza 2020,” according to a statement from the city. “The decision was not made lightly, but we ultimately feel this is in the best interest of our community and those involved in the festival.”
City staff is working to reschedule the Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run/Walk portion of the event to this fall.
Since 2008, Auburn’s Petpalooza has been a bright spot for thousands of animal lovers and their furry companions. The city hopes to bring Auburn’s Petpalooza back in 2021.
In the meantime, city staff are working with the event’s sponsors, vendors, non-profit organizations and rescues to continue to promote their services through its Petpalooza Facebook page.
The city wants to recognize its 2020 Petpalooza sponsors and encourages people to support them online during this time.
* Painting with A Twist
* Tractor Supply Co.
* State Farm
* The Muckleshoot Casino
* Mud Bay
* Reber Ranch
* Media partners include 100.7 The Wolf, CityDog Magazine, Pet Connection Magazine and the Auburn Reporter.